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Ave Maria, bright and pure

Ave Maria, bright and pure

Author: Adelaide A. Procter
Published in 17 hymnals

Author: Adelaide A. Procter

Not to be confused with Adelaide A. Pollard. Adelaide Anne Proctor was born in London, in 1825. Her father, Brian W. Proctor, is well known by his literary nom de guerre of Barry Cornwall. In 1853, Miss Proctor became a contributor to Dickens' "Household Words." Her reputation as a poet was secured by the publication of her first volume of "Legends and Lyrics," in 1858. A second volume was added in 1860. She also published other compositions in poetry and prose. She died in 1864. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ave Maria, bright and pure
Author: Adelaide A. Procter
Refrain First Line: Ora pro me



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Hymns used by the Pupils of the Sisters of Notre Dame #d18

Hymns, Carols and Chants for the Sunday School Children of St. Ignatius' Church #d8

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Laudis Corona #96

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May Blossoms, a collection of hymns to the Blessed Virgin #21

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Peters' Sodality Hymn Book #103

St. Basil 's Hymn Book. 31st ed. #d7

St. Basil's Hymnal ... 10th ed. #d20

St. Basil's Hymnal. Rev. ed. #d12

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d32

St. Joseph's Hymnal. 5th ed. #d9

Sursum Corda #d6

The Garland of Praise #d14

The Garland of Praise. 2nd ed. #ad14

The Hymn Book of the New Sunday School Companion #d4

The Ordinary of the Mass and a Complete Manual of Hymns for Parochial Schools #d34

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